Money is a vital ingredient to ensure the luxurious and happy lives of actresses. Even after their career in the film industry ends, their desire for a luxurious life never ends. That could be the simple reason why many of the popular actresses have based their choice of life partner on the economic or wealth status of the groom. Many of these actresses married popular business tycoons to secure their future life even after they quit the film industry.
Here is a list of the some of the popular Bollywood actresses who married for money. They have selected rich grooms as life partners and are living a life of luxury…
- Shilpa Shetty
The sexy actress Shilpa Shetty, who played fabulous roles in movies like Baazigar, Dhadkan, Life in a Metro, Dus, Darna Mana Hai, Shool and several other famous movies chose a groom who could provide her a wealthy lifestyle. That could be the best way to justify her marriage with the wealthy businessman.
Shilpa Shetty married a British businessman of Indian origin named Raj Kundra. Shilpa Shetty is Raj Kundra’s second wife. After a divorce with his first wife, Raj Kundra married Shilpa Shetty in the year 2009. Now they are happily married and have a son.
Raj Kundra was listed in the Success Magazine as the 198th richest British Asian. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Essential General Trading LLC in 2009. He also sponsored the Rajasthan Royals team during IPL of 2009.
- Aishwarya Rai
The winner of India’s Miss World pageant in the year 1990, Aishwarya Rai, married Abhishek Bachchan. The news of their marriage was discussed a lot among the fans. Aishwarya Rai was not just a great model but also a successful actress in Bollywood. Her performances in Josh, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dhoom, Jodha Akbar and Guru have made her memorable in the minds of her fans.
Yet, Aishwarya Rai chose Abhishek Bachchan as her groom. It could be his wealth or his family heritage that may have coaxed Aishwarya Rai to opt for Abhishek. After all, who wouldn’t wish to be a part of the Big B’s family.
Amitabh Bachchan still has countless fans around the world due to his remarkable performances in Hum, Sholay, Deewar, Kabhi Kabhi and several other movies where he played the lead role. He also performed a great job as the host of Kaun Banega Crorepati television show.
- Tina Ambani
Tina Munim was one of the prominent actresses of Bollywood in the seventies and the eighties. She played significant roles in movies like Rocky, Man Pasand, Baaton Baaton Mein, Fifty Fifty, Suraag and several other movies. She was also the beauty pageant winner. She won the Femina Teen Princess title for India in 1975.
This gorgeous actress got married to Anil Ambani, who is the son of late Dhirubhai Ambani. The choice of alliance was surely made based on the wealth status of Anil Ambani.
Anil Ambani is the founder of the Reliance Group. He is one of the popular business magnates of India.
Anil Ambani married Tina Munim in 1992 and they have been leading a happy married life. Now the couple have two sons.
Tina Ambani now focuses her energy and attention on philanthropy and welfare activities.
- Gayatri Joshi
The beautiful actress from the film Swades who won lots of acclaim and appreciation for her performance in the film, also made a mercenary choice when it came to marriage. She chose a prosperous groom who could afford to provide her with the luxurious lifestyle of an actress. This model turned actress chose Vikas Oberoi for her groom. Her choice includes her in the list of bollywood actresses who married for money.
Vikas Oberoi is an Indian billionaire who is the promoter of Oberoi Construction. Vikas also owns a four-seater Cirrus plane which he pilots all by himself. His business skills have taken him a long way.
Gayatri Joshi has acted in just one film Swades that was her first and last. She has also acted in various ad films including the ad film with Shahrukh Khan.
Now she is married to Vikas Oberoi and has two kids which completes their family.
Sridevi was one of the top heroines of Bollywood. Here performances in Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Nigahen, Nagina, English Vinglish and several other topnotch movies remain eternal in the minds of her audiences. Yet, she chose a groom who was totally unsuitable and money could be one reason for which she chose Boney Kapoor to be her husband.
Boney Kapoor is one of the top producers of Bollywood. He is the brother of the veteran film actor Anil Kapoor.
Boney Kapoor was married to Mona Shourie Kapoor before his marriage to Sridevi. Boney Kapoor’s children from his first marriage are Arjun Kapoor and Anshula Kapoor.
Sridevi and Boney Kapoor do not make an ideal match. Her choice could be driven by wealth status of Boney Kapoor. Yet the two are happily married for several years. They have two beautiful daughters Jahnvi and Khushi to take after them.
- Vidya Balan
The Hum Paanch girl who made her way into films after acting for ad films has been no exception to this trend among bollywood actresses who married for money. She remains in the minds of her audiences for her performance in Dirty Picture, Lage Raho Munnabhai, No One Killed Jessica, Parinita and Hamari Adhuri Kahani.
Vidya Balan chose Siddharth Roy Kapoor, a two time divorcee, for her husband. He is the Managing Director of Disney India and is himself a prominent film producer. He belongs to a family that has always been linked to the film industry.
His brothers Aditya Roy Kapoor and Kunal Roy Kapoor have also been linked to the film industry.
Vidya Balan has been a successful actress and she had several options. Her choice of Siddharth Roy Kapoor could have been due to her desire to enter a wealthy and high status family. Hence she features in this list of actresses married for money.